The USA vs. England World Cup Tailgate at Rustenburg, South Africa

Obtaining a ticket for World Cup match of USA vs. England, was not just about patriotism or believing in the outcome, it was also about having something else I highly value – having fun. And what a great time it was, especially the tailgate.

We arrived five hours early; when Americans head to a stadium to watch “football” we tailgate. Food, beer, and whiskey filled the car with the iPod playlist set to only American artists as we sped across Africa from Pretoria to Rustenburg.

When we arrived, we parked in the assigned next to a souvenir selling car. We purchased additional USA gear, flags, and the coveted Vuvuzelas to mark the moment.

the vuvuzela funnel; it shocked many English fans...

me and my three new amigos...

a true fan...

another dedicated fan

many english stopped by too...

our stars and stripes...

Then just prior to the sunset in Rustenburg we waved our flags and made our way towards the buses to take us to the stadium. The tailgate ended but the memories will last a life time.

stay adventurous, Craig

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  • Erik

    Cool! What a great experience! I’m a soccer nut and am always surprised at how few of us there are here in the U.S.

  • Craig Zabransky

    @Erik, yes it was a great experience. The world cup is like nothing else. I can only imagine how amazing Brazil 2014 will be…

    stay adventurous, Craig

  • Mack Reynolds

    that’s awesome. what great memory to have. i love that red white and blue eagle on that woman’s face.

    • Craig Zabransky

      She was quite the adventurous soul… It was a great memory for all of us. All I can say is definitely make a World Cup experience part of your ‘bucket list’ – amazing time.

      stay adventurous, Craig

  • Yan Moers

    Nice article mate. Good to hear an honest opinion of the days events.To be honest, I would have settled for a draw beforehand.

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